The Olympics are now less than 4 weeks away. Courtesy of 10 Bet, here are the current odds for each nation to win gold
Women’s Olympic Handball Odds
- Bettors see the Women’s Olympic Handball Tournament as a 3-team race between Norway, Russia and France
- Norway won the 2020 European Championships last December. They dominated their pool opponents, but were challenged by Denmark in the semi-finals and France in the final.
- Russia are the reigning Olympic champions, but had a disappointing performance at the European Championships, mainly due to the absence of some players. The good news is that 2016 Olympics MVP Anna Viakhireva is healthy and should be good to go.
- France is considered the 3rd serious competitor, but they are unpredictable. Last December, they gave Norway everything they could handle in the European Championship final. However, a year earlier, at the 2019 World Championships, they hadn’t even made it out of their preliminary group.
- The Netherlands (12-1) won the World Championships in December 2019, and their chances would surely be better if centre-back Estavana Polman was not out with an ACL. During the European Championship last December, it was very clear that the Dutch really lacked her to lead the offensive attack. They may, however, have a solution if Nycke Groot returns to international play.
- The next group of teams, Hungary (16 v 1), Montenegro (18 v 1), Spain (18 v 1) and Sweden (20 v 1) can be considered relative underdogs, but each with a solid chance of qualifying for the semi-finals. .
- South Korea (28-1) and Brazil (66-1) have fallen in quality a bit in recent years, but they are still capable of a surprise victory
- The Japanese hosts (80 to 1) have a very fast style of play, but the teams will probably be ready for it.
- Angola (500-1) is the longest of the long shots and winning a game could be a reasonable goal for them.